The sculptor Howard Finster died at the age of 84. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Remembered best for establishing a sculpture and folk art-based Georgia museum venue called Paradise Gardens, Finster also designed album covers for the bands Talking Heads and R.E.M.
He and his twelve siblings grew up on a farm in Valley Head, Alabama.
Every time that we’ve ever fought, we fought to keep from bein’ destroyed. We’ve never started a war.
When I’m building my dome in my chapel, and I had a vision – I’ve worked on perpetual motion and I haven’t never give it up yet. I still think it could be done, perpetual motion. I had a vision of a un resist able windmill.
I had a call to the University of Miami where I’d run a revival in 1950.
I came here as a man of visions. I was sent here as a man of visions, like a second Noah. I’m not a Noah but I’m here as a second Noah. I’m here as a red light is in the street.
When I’m makin’ lectures to these universities, I tell ’em I like that little building because when I run short a audience, if I can get three people in there I’ve got a good crowd.